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Did You Know – 06/18/2010

The Swiss study, published in the Annals of Epidemiology, analyzed 2.4 million deaths over a 40-year period and showed that the “birthday blues” can be lethal.

Results extracted from a vast amount of data concluded that there were 13.8 percent more deaths on birthdays when compared with any other day of the year. The risk increased with age, with the figure rising to 18 percent in people aged over 60.

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According to the AARP BulletinThe number of patients who die each year from hospital errors is equal to 4 jumbo jets crashing each week. Wow Scary. All the more reason to live a healthy life so you don’t have to go to hospital or another option wait till you are so sick that if you come out alive its a bonus.


Rolling Stones band member Bill Wyman married a 19 year-old model Mandy Smith in 1988. At the same time Wyman’s son was engaged to Mandy Smith’s mother. If his son had married Smith’s mother, Wyman would have been the step grandfather to his own wife.
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Grapes EXPLODE when you put them in the microwave! (I bet you try that one out)
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Compulsive shopping was identified by a German psychiatrist almost a hundred years ago. Clinically it is known as oniomania. Shopaholic are the people who do not suffer from chrematophobia, which is the fear of touching money.

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Approximately 16,500 people in the U.S. go by the last name Lemon

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Monaco’s Orchestra is bigger than its army.

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Although starring in many gangster films, James Cagney started his career as a chorus girl.

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Did You Know – 10/10/2011

For the first Wimbledon tournament in 1902 balls were hand stitched – which meant no two balls ever bounced the same way. Yellow tennis balls were used at Wimbledon for the first time in 1986,  to make visibility easier for players, spectators and the television audience.Source


In 1847 Yerba Buena, California is renamed San Francisco – Source


In France it is legal to marry a dead person. The law on posthumous marriage was introduced after the Malpasset dam
disaster. President de Gaulle promised a young woman
called Irène Jodard that he would think of her, after hearing about
her fiance’s drowning and her wish to carry on with her marriage plans –  Source


Grapes explode when you put them in the microwave –  Source


The longest river in the world is the Nile in africa, measuring 4,180 miles in length –  Source

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